With Metal FX metal pigment ink, versatile metallic tones can be
obtained from just one basic metallic ink. An MFX basic silver or
basic gold is printed first and then overprinted with transparent
offset inks. This allows over a million different metallic tones to
be created with just one basic pigment. The high purity,
transparency and intensity of the pigments provide optimal
reproducibility and brilliance with layers of limited thickness.
MFX basic ink pigments are available as UV or conventional inks.
MFX ink is used for folding cartons and high-quality commercial
items such as car brochures or magazines.
This packaging for a shower gel shown in the picture for
example was printed on a Speedmaster with fully integrated UV
configuration. A UV-based MFX silver is printed in the first
printing unit, followed by transparent overprinting with four UV
process colors. Intermediate drying/hardening takes place
after the first, fourth and fifth printing units. The coating unit
is used to spot apply a UV gloss coating in order to make the water
droplets on the print motif glossy so that they stand out.
Learn more about Heidelberg packaging print, special applications,
die cutting and folding carton gluing processes, animated folding
cartons and more... Packaging Print